Opposition
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Opposition
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English

Etymology

From Middle English opposicioun, from Old French oposicion (whence French opposition), from Late Latin oppositi?, translating Ancient Greek (antíthesis), from the past participle stem of classical Latin opp?n? ("I set against").

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /?p?'zn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /?p?'zn?/
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Noun

opposition (plural oppositions)

  1. The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
    • 2013 August 10, "Can China clean up fast enough?", in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      That worries the government, which fears that environmental activism could become the foundation for more general political opposition.
  2. An opposite or contrasting position.
  3. (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.
  4. (politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.
  5. (law) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
  6. (chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.
  7. (logic) The difference of quantity or quality between two propositions having the same subject and predicate.

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Finnish

Noun

opposition

  1. Genitive singular form of oppositio.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from post-classical Latin oppositi? (translating Ancient Greek (antíthesis)), from the past participle stem of classical Latin opp?n? ("I set against").

Pronunciation

Noun

opposition f (plural oppositions)

  1. opposition

Further reading


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